never the twain shall meet

idiom

used to say that two things, places, etc., are very different and can never be brought together or made similar
As far as he's concerned, work is work, family life is family life, and never the twain shall meet.

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Recent Examples on the Web Red lives with red, blue lives with blue — and never the twain shall meet? Jay Nordlinger, National Review, 6 July 2023 Hard is hard, easy is easy, and never the twain shall meet. George Musser, Quanta Magazine, 6 June 2023

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“Never the twain shall meet.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/never%20the%20twain%20shall%20meet. Accessed 18 Jul. 2024.

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